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Active substance non-approval/non-inclusion decisions

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This page provides information about existing active substances that cannot be used in biocidal products placed on the EU market because a non-approval decision has been published under the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) or  non-inclusion decision has been published under the Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC (BPD).

Non inclusion following BPD evaluation

The following active substances have been evaluated in accordance with Article 11(2) of Directive 98/8/EC and as a result of the evaluation it has been decided that that they should not be used in biocidal products placed on the EU market.

Active substance Product type Date of decision Decision reference Date products should be removed from the EU market (Non Inclusion date)
Bifenthrin 18 23 November 2012 2012/728/EU 1 May 2013
Dichlorvos 18 10 May 2012 2012/254/EU 1 November 2012
Dichlorvos 18 10 May 2012 2012/254/EU 1 November 2012
Diazinon 18 8 February 2010 2010/71/EU 1 March 2011 - Other biocidal products 1 March 2013 - Flea collars
Flufenoxuron 18 9 February 2012, 2012/77/EU 1 August 2012
Guazatine triacetate 8 27 August 2007 2007/597/EC 2 September 2008
Naled 18 11 May 2012 2012/257/EU 1 November 2012

Companies must manage the supply of the affected product to ensure there will be none remaining in the EU supply chain by the relevant Non Inclusion date.

Non inclusion following non submission of dossier

The EU Commission has published various non inclusion decision for active substances where either all participants have discontinued their participation from the review programme, or no complete dossier was received within the time period specified in Articles 9 and 12(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1451/2007 (Fifth Review Regulation).

A list of these non inclusion decision can be found on the EU Commissions website.

Companies must manage the supply of the affected product to ensure there will be none remaining in the EU supply chain by the relevant Non Inclusion date.

Updated 2017-05-02